"If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Francis Quarles on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Francis Quarles on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Francis Quarles on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Francis Quarles on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Francis Quarles on Bruce Lee
"Beware of him that is slow to anger for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury."
"Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice."
"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
"Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger."
"Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune."